{ Robert Ryan Catering & Design Valentine’s Day Contest: Best Proposal! }

Did your fiancé go above and beyond to propose to you and therefore you think you have the best proposal story? – If so, we want to hear all about it!

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This contest is for upcoming booked off-premise couples (this includes Welkinweir, Appleford, The Washington at Historic Yellow Springs, and any other off-premise venues where we cater! You must be booked by February 14, 2014 and the winner will receive a Complimentary Dessert Station for their wedding reception! All you need to do is post your story & photo to our Robert Ryan Catering & Design page and at the end of your story, include the following hashtag: #RRCDvdaycontest 

You have from now until February 14th to post facebookyour story to our Facebook page – photos definitely help but are not mandatory. Our Director of Sales and Director of Marketing will be choosing the winner to keep it fair, so that our Event Managers don’t have to try and pick between their couples! The winner will be announced on Monday, February 17th! Please email  — Good Luck!!

{savoring} December Monthly Tasting at The Columbia Station


  • Spinach and Parsnip Tofu topped with Smoked Pecans
  • Edamame Hummus
  • Short Rib and Sea Bean Crostini
  • Smoked Salmon Cigar
  • Bacon Wrapped Pork Roulade with Basil Pesto


  • Curry Spiced Pork Belly, Caramelized Sweet Potato and Smoked Whipped Cream


  • Lobster Cappuccino
  • Tuscan Bean Soup


  • Miso Glazed Halibut on top of Bok Choy, Soba Noodles, and Sea Beans in a Dashi Broth
  • Filet Mignon sitting on a bed of Red Beet Risotto and Herb Marinated Asparagus in Natural Au Jus


  • Dulce de Leche Pudding
  • The Master’s Baker Gourmet Cake: Chocolate Raspberry and Lemon Velvet with Blueberry Filling

{ Holiday Contest! }



Where at The Barn on Bridge & The Columbia Station is She Now?

Coco Elf copy

Bernie the Elf copy

Most of you have probably already heard of “Elf on the Shelf”, but if you haven’t, please feel free to learn more about this popular Holiday tradition by first visiting this website. Now that you know all about this special little Elf, let us tell you about our Holiday Contest!



HOW TO PLAY: Santa and Gift Certificates - Copy

The object of the game is to guess where at The Barn on Bridge and at The Columbia Station the Elves are in the pictures! These photos will be posted on the respective Facebook page for The Barn on Bridge and The Columbia Station. You will have to keep an eye out because the first correct answer on that photo gets you one step closer to being the overall winner! There will be a total of 10 pictures per venue and the person who guesses the most out of 10 by providing the most detailed and accurate descriptions of her location, wins a Gift Certificate for 2 to Our Monthly Tasting! (Valued at $150)




1. You must be friends with Robert Ryan Catering on Facebook and you have to “like” The Barn on Bridge and/or The Columbia Station to play
2. One guess per picture. So if you don’t get it right on your first guess, you have to wait for the next picture
3. As soon as someone guesses the Elf’s exact location with the most details, the winner will be announced and the picture will say “closed”
4. Each venue is running it’s own contest. You can participate in both, but you cannot combine your correct answers
5. We will keep track of the winners of each picture, and notify the overall winners on Monday, December 23.
6. *You can only win ONE Gift Certificate so if you happen to win both contests, the gift certificate will go to the next highest guesser



APPEARANCE DATES: elf calendar

The Elves first appearances will be posted on Black Friday and then the next 3 Mondays, 3 Wednesdays and 3 Fridays, for a total of 10 appearances! (The green highlighted days on the calendar to the right indicates when the pictures will be posted, and the red indicates when the winner will be announced!)

Have Fun, Good Luck & Happy Holidays!!!

Did you know?

Robert Ryan Catering & Design is your only point of contact to stock the bar at your affair!  We have the unique quality of being the only local caterer to hold a liquor license enabling us to supply alcohol for off-premise locations.  You no longer have to outsource and coordinate your liquor needs with a distributor.

We are now accepting bookings
for holiday events!

Contact us today to see our new 2013 Holiday Menus and inquire about how you can save 10% on your holiday celebration.